Patents Represented by Attorney Buskop Law Group, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8171643
    Abstract: A method for making a decorative polymer panel assembly for insertion into an opening of a door or window. The method can include forming a polymer grille by cutting a design into a polymer with a low-moisture content of no more than five wt %. The polymer grille can have a frame portion and a design portion. A seal can be contiguously disposed about a perimeter of the frame portion. A grille assembly can be formed by disposing a translucent panel on each side of the seal, forming an air space with the polymer grille disposed within the air space. The grille assembly can be pressed and heated to form a heat formed seal between the seal, the polymer grille, and each translucent panel. The grille assembly can then be cooled to an ambient temperature, forming the decorative polymer panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Glasscraft Door Company
    Inventors: John B. Plummer, Marjorie Plummer
  • Patent number: 8109330
    Abstract: An angled or inline choke for flowing drilling fluid to a choke and kill manifold, wherein the choke has a body with a bore, a connection can be sealed to the body and can have a connection bore in communication with the bore. A locking plate can index the connection to the body. The choke can have a cavity with a piston. A port can be in communication with the cavity to provide a hydraulic fluid to the piston. A choke bean in the bore can flow drilling fluid to the choke and kill manifold. A tip can connect to the choke bean with a rod. When the hydraulic fluid passes into the port, the piston can move within the bore and compress a choke element around the tip to cause restriction of the drilling fluid, enabling for control of a pressure of the drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: James Otis Miller
  • Patent number: 7985108
    Abstract: A removable retractable externally mountable dynamic positioning self contained diesel hydraulic thruster system for a floating semi-submersible vessel having a hull with a ballasted waterline, a first pontoon integral with the hull and a second pontoon integral with the hull. The hull supports a deck, wherein the system comprises: at least a pair of azimuthing thrusters, wherein at least one azimuthing thruster is removably mounted to a pontoon of a semi-submersible vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc.
    Inventors: Joannes Raymond Mari Bekker, Gene Milus Little
  • Patent number: 7860640
    Abstract: A system for determining a direction and a magnification of a means for viewing is described herein. The system can have a means for viewing, a marker means, and a processor in communication with a data storage. The means for viewing can have a means for viewing longitude, a means for viewing latitude, a means for viewing height, and a field of view. The system can have a marker means disposed within the field of view, and the marker means can have a certain point, which has a marker means longitude, a marker means latitude, and a marker means height. The marker means can have a first area of a certain shape and of at least one color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Henry H. Wall, III
  • Patent number: 7758655
    Abstract: Methods for coloring socks to match suits, trousers, or shoes involves identifying a dye specification for suit material, trouser material or shoe material. The suit, slacks, or shoe material can be dyed per the dye specification. The dye specification can be transmitted to a sock manufacturing site. The methods continue by dyeing sock material with the dye specification to match the dyed suit material, the dyed shoe material, or dyed trouser material. For the suit materials and trouser materials, the suit or slacks are formed and dye specifications can be placed in a pocket of the resulting garment for future sock ordering. For the shoe embodiment, the dye specification can be placed in the shoes. A pair of socks can be formed from the dyed sock material, and the dyed socks can be connected to the respective manufactured article to form a sock/suit, sock/trouser or sock/shoes unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Curtis Clemens
  • Patent number: 7695444
    Abstract: A flexible protective cover for preventing fluid from entering an open epidermal site on a user, comprising: a central portion having at least one rib, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, a lip disposed around the edge, a sealing member disposed over the lip for providing a sealing engagement between the lip and the open epidermal site, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion. Also disclosed is a flexible protective cover having a central portion, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, an inflatable sealing member integral with the edge for providing the sealing engagement, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Kathy A. Simmons, Mary E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7588393
    Abstract: A method for supporting top tension drilling and production risers on a floating vessel using a tensioner assembly above the water line of the vessel. The method can include attaching at least one hydraulic cylinder on a first end to a first position on a floating vessel and on a second end to a tension frame below the first position. The next step of the method can be forming a fluid connection between the at least one hydraulic cylinder and at least one primary accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Magee Shivers, III, David Trent, Daniel H. Longwell
  • Patent number: 7556772
    Abstract: A liquid analyser has a reactor portion and an associated measurement portion. A sample pump is operable to deliver a liquid sample to a reactor vessel. A base pump supplys a base solution to the reactor vessel. An ozone generator supplies ozone to the reactor vessel. The liquid sample is oxidised in the reactor vessel by means of hydroxyl radicals which are generated using the base solution and ozone to reduce complex components of the liquid sample to their lowest state in solution. The oxidised sample solution is delivered to an optical detector in the measurement portion to determine the concentration of one or more selected materials such as nitrogen, phosphorous or a heavy metal in the oxidised sample solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Analytical Developments Limited
    Inventors: Martin Horan, Seamus O'Mahony
  • Patent number: 7506443
    Abstract: A drop selection assemblage for use in a printhead and method of making includes a drop generator with a jet array for releasing a drop stream along a normal drop path. The drop stream includes print media drops and recycle drops. The assemblage has a charge structure disposed in a spaced apart relationship to the jet array. The charge structure is a substrate with a non-beveled and beveled portion sloped between 3 degrees and 25 degrees relative to the normal drop path. The charge structure has one or more drop charging electrodes on the non-beveled portion to charge recycle drops and one or more short detection electrodes on the beveled portion. A catcher is located adjacent to the charge structure for catching drops that have passed along the charge structure. The print media drops are selected, and the recycle drops are deflected without either contacting the charge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bruce A. Bowling, Dexter N. Douglass
  • Patent number: 7479067
    Abstract: A marker for a golf course and a method for using the marker that can have a changeable message. The marker can have a transparent plastic outer body, a display means, a changeable message and an anchoring device. There can also be an adhesive pad that can connect the anchoring device to the transparent plastic outer body. The display means can be visible through eh transparent foldable plastic outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventors: Lee G. Gibson, Henry G. Clay, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7471208
    Abstract: A process for monitoring a fluid storage system using a vessel for storing the fluid and a detection apparatus using synchronized sensors for monitoring and measuring state properties of the fluid is disclosed. The method includes using a housing with at least one pressure sensor and at least one temperature sensor for synchronously collecting data regarding the fluid. Each sensor communicates with a processor and a signaling means to provide synchronized data. The method includes continuously forming at least one calculated value, such as a value for mass of the fluid, from the data synchronously collected using a processor, and continuously comparing the calculated value to at least one predetermined range of values for the fluid in the vessel to identify if the at least one calculated value is within the predetermined range of values. Then, the method includes communicating the compared values from the processor to an auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Innovative Measurement Methods, Inc.
    Inventors: John Charles Hoben, Allen Ray Westmoreland, Alexander Bukhman, Israel Bukhman
  • Patent number: 7464759
    Abstract: A method for injecting fluid into a well or producing fluid from a well comprising providing one or more single fluid line sliding sleeve downhole tool assemblies into a well in a closed position, applying a first pressure from a fluid source simultaneously to open at least one of the single fluid line sliding sleeve downhole tool assemblies, and allowing fluid to move into tubing or into a reservoir. The method contemplates the use of multiple single fluid line sliding sleeve downhole tool assemblies, wherein the first pressure causes only one of the tool assemblies, or one operably connected plurality of tool assemblies, to be in an open position at any time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: PetroQuip Energy Services, LLP
    Inventors: Charles David Wintill, Rodney Wayne Long, William Ryle Darnell, William John Darnell, Michael Chad Darby
  • Patent number: 7448169
    Abstract: A method for constructing a ballistic resistant tower entails forming a tower ring for a ballistic resistant tower and welding a ballistic resistant stub to a structural ring on a ballistic resistant enclosure. The enclosure includes a hatch to allow entry into the enclosure. An embedment ring with perforations is constructed so that the ring can support a dynamic load and an impulse load of at least 24 psi for 5 milliseconds. The embedment ring is secured to a foundation and one or more tower rings are secured to the embedment ring using a slip ring. The slip ring ensures that the alignment of the tower ring with the embedment ring is correct. The method ends by slipping the ballistic resistant stub into the interior side and the upper end of the tower ring and welding the ballistic resistant stub to the interior side of the tower ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Beaird Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Leonard P. Maliszewski, Patrick M. McGowan
  • Patent number: 7387352
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing print quality of print media is for use on an ink jet printing system with a drop generator and an orifice plate disposed on the drop generator, wherein the orifice plate comprises nozzles forming a jet array. The drop generator is adapted to modulate ink volume per pixel by adjusting drop generator input voltage or drop generator pulse width. A corona discharge system is also used to form ionized air that contacts with a print media enhancing the wettability of the print media prior to exposing the print media to the drop generator. A controller operates the corona discharge system in tandem with the drop generator to optimize print quality by controlling drop spread and ink film thickness from the printhead onto the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard N. Florence, Donald R. Allred
  • Patent number: 7350900
    Abstract: An ink jet droplet generator body for an ink jet droplet generator comprising an orifice plate with a plurality of nozzles forming a jet array entails a throughbore with an entrance and exit port, the throughbore provides a path through that flows fluid from a fluid supply to the first slot. The first slot connects the throughbore to the orifice plate. One or more holes or a slot are located in the top of the generator body to direct fluid or a secondary source of fluid to the first slot and then the orifice plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Michael F. Baumer
  • Patent number: 7284428
    Abstract: A detection apparatus for use in a vessel for measuring a fluid includes a tubular connected to a housing containing sensors, wherein the housing includes a top, a bottom, and a hole disposed in the top of the housing. The housing containing sensors includes an outer surface and a sloped inner surface sloping from the outer surface toward a central axis of the housing and intersecting with the hole. In one embodiment, two or more housing containing sensors can be included with detection apparatus. A pressure sensor, having a diaphragm flush mounted in the sloped inner surface, can be disposed in the hole. Signaling device can be disposed in the hole for communications between the sensors and a processor. The processor receives data from the sensors and converts the data to values for transmission to an auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Innovative Measurement Methods, Inc.
    Inventors: John Charles Hoben, Allen Ray Westmoreland, Alexander Bukhman, Israel Bukhman
  • Patent number: 7237391
    Abstract: A method for processing and transporting compressed natural gas by a floating vessel with a power plant entails obtaining pressurized high-energy content gas, separating the pressurized product stream into saturated gas and liquids, and removing impurities from the saturated gas. Water is removed from the gas forming a dry pressurized gas. The dry pressurized gas is cooled forming a two-phase gas. The gas is loaded into a storage element located on a floating vessel, while the liquids are loaded into the storage element forming a mixture. The floating vessel transports the storage modules and elements to a desired location at a lower cost than comparable submarine pipeline transport costs for distances of less than about 2500 nautical miles while utilizing the vapor phase during transit to power the floating vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Magee Shivers, III
  • Patent number: 7221440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ink output in ink jet printing systems. A refractometer is used to control the concentration of inks used in continuous ink jet printers. A concentration detector measures the total amount of light reflected from a surface. Changes in the ink cause a definite change in sensor output. As the refractive index is changed, shifting the critical angle for internal reflection, more or less light is reflected to the sensor. The index of refraction can be determined from the sensor once corrections are made to account for temperature dependencies of the sensor and light source and baseline measurement of reflected light amplitude. These dependencies are carried out in the refractometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James D. McCann, Daniel J. DeVivo, Jeffrey S. Trapp
  • Patent number: 7213902
    Abstract: The method for shutting down an ink jet printhead and an ink jet printing station, wherein the method includes maintaining a constant positive pressure at the drop generator by closing the cross flush valve or ensuring that the cross flush valve is closed, thereby closing off the fluid return line to create a constant positive pressure through the drop generator and the orifice into the fluid line. The shutdown continues by stopping the flow of fluid from the fluid supply line and circulating cleaning fluid through at least one filter, into the drop generator, out through the orifice structure, into the fluid line, and into a reservoir. The shutdown ends by flowing pressurized air, which is preferably clean of particulates, through the filter, drop generator, orifice structure, and fluid line to displace substantially all the cleaning fluid from the filter, drop generator, and orifice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. DeVivo, Robert J. Simon
  • Patent number: 7207638
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for an ink jet printer includes a state machine with numerous sequenced logic circuits to generate buffered control signals from the tachometer input. A counter counts one of the buffered control signals from the state machine forming a write address. A synchronous up-down counter receives a cue delay value when the up-down counter receives a buffered control signal thereby forming a delayed count. An adder receives the write address and the delayed count and generates a read address. A comparator compares the delayed count to the cue delay value and sets a comparator output depending upon whether the delayed count is greater than or less than the cue delay value. A multiplexer receives the read and write addresses and the buffered control signals and sends a single to RAM. A logic circuit receives the buffered control signals and outputs a delayed cue signal to the printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Duke